I recently read a TIMES article about the reemergance of shoulder-pads. Now, I can remember as a kid playing dress-up in my mother's closet (in the early 90's, mind you) being completely bewildered at the idea of shoulder-pads. My mom told me they made her feel "empowered" and "bold". Maybe, but I was convinced they were silly. Fast-forward to 2009 and jet over to New York, because now I might just be a believer.